Ford Motor Company 21500 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI48124 Ford Motor Company houses its corporate and customer service center in Dearborn, where the company was founded by Henry…More Ford in 1903. Ford is a manufacturer of trucks, cars, electrical vehicles and utility vehicles. Ford is widely known for its groundbreaking use of the assembly line.
Henry Ford Centennial Library 16301 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI48126 The Henry Ford Centennial Library is the largest of Dearborn's four branches. Its name comes from the fact that Ford…More Motor Company deeded the land where the library was to be built to the city on July 30, 1963 — the 100th anniversary of Henry Ford's birth. The library cost approximately $3.5 million to build, with all of the funds coming from Ford Motor Company and the Ford Foundation. Although the Henry Ford Centennial originally housed only library staff, the Dearborn Health Department relocated its offices into the west end of the building in 1979, where they have remained ever since.
The Ford Rouge factory is sometimes referred to as an industrial wonder of the world. It wasn't Henry Ford's…More first factory but it was the first factory in the world that attempted to be entirely self sufficient, "from ore to auto." This tour showcases the history and legacy of Henry Ford's industrial vision while taking a closer look at what's happening with the Ford Motor Company today.
Tour-goers cannot drive directly to the Ford Rouge, instead they are to meet at the IMAX in the Henry Ford complex (ten minutes from the factory) where buses depart every 20 minutes. The tour is not led by one guide, but it is highly structured and interactive with several guides along the way. Features include two short films, a walking tour of a small part of the Dearborn truck assembly plant (where photography is prohibited), an observation room where you can view the world's largest green roof, and between (April and October) an outdoor tour of the Rouge's sutainable design efforts. It's recommended to allot at least two hours for the tour, including the bus ride to the factory and back.
KLA Labs 6800 Chase Rd, Dearborn, MI48126 KLA Labs was established in 1929. It specializes in the design and installation of communication systems. The…More company provides solutions for networks, wireless systems, video systems and more. KLA's clients include major corporations, such as Ford Motor Company and IBM. In addition to communications systems, it offers event production, video system, network cabling and audio/visual rental services.
DFCU is the largest credit union in the United States. It originated in 1950, created by a small group of Ford Motor…More employees. The company is known for highly personalized service and also for being one of the top companies to work for.
DFCU has one of the best "patronage dividends," unlimited check writing, free financial seminars and 1800 ATMs in Michigan.
Fordson is one of four high schools in the Dearborn Schools District, and is a recognized historic site. It is known…More for its unique architecture, which attracts visitors and is supported by a rich history.
Fordson's mascot is the Tractors, which some say is related to Ford Motor Company's production of tractors; others date the name back to Fordson basketball games in the 1920s. The school boasts football, basketball, hockey, cross country and other teams as well as many additional after-school activities.
Rotunda Fields 13750 Rotunda Dr, Dearborn, MI48120 Rotunda Fields, located on Rotunda near the Ford Motor Company grounds, is a sports facility and baseball field for…More people of all ages. The field hosts kid's leagues, men's leagues and women's leagues for softball and baseball. Ample parking is available in a private free lot. Contact the facilitator for information on new leagues forming for the spring.
University of Michigan-Dearborn is a satellite school of the university's main campus in Ann Arbor. Founded in 1959…More with grant money from Ford Motor Company, it boasts a College of Arts, Science and Letters, College of Engineering and Science, School of Education and College of Business, plus graduate degree programs.
Most students commute from nearby cities. There is a vibrant student life with more than 125 clubs and organizations, such as a campus newspaper, TV and radio station, student activities board and various ethnic and political clubs. School sports teams, including lacrosse, hockey and basketball, play as the Wolves.
The campus is home to the Henry Ford Estate, which was the original home of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and his wife Clara.
Corrigan Moving Systems 2000 Westwood St, Dearborn, MI48124 Corrigan Moving Systems is a full-service moving company that is an agent for the moving company United Van Lines.…More Corrigan Moving Systems helps families and companies relocate, stores office documents and sells packing materials here in Michigan, in other regions of the U.S. and internationally. But Corrigan Moving Systems began here in Dearborn. The company was originally started by Frank Corrigan, a Ford Motor employee and part-time ice hauler who took advantage of the Great Depression by using his truck to help people relocate. Corrigan Moving Systems' corporate headquarters was based in this location in Dearborn until 1986, when it moved to Farmington Hills. This location is more of an office/warehouse than a service center, but the public can purchase boxes here.
Advanced Technology Academy is a K-12 public charter school that works with the Ford Motor Company Partnership for…More Advanced Studies. Tuition is free for all students and enrollment is based on space availability. The school is run by a board of directors independent from the Dearborn Public Schools district.
In their sophomore year, ATA students merge high school and college courses, choosing one of the following fields of study: engineering, business, health care or technology. Students have the option to dual enroll at Davenport University.